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Sherry Jean Allison

d. July 26, 2017


Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.


Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Mr.Kenny Haddock
Music: selected favorite songs
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the New Harmony Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers: Grandchildren.

Sherry Jean (Schamma) Allison passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was a Vandalia resident growing up and a 1969 Van-Far High School graduate. She entered the nursing field and worked at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mexico for many years. Sherry enjoyed Elvis music and his collectibles, going to Branson, country music shows and had played in a bowling league.

Born: September 9, 1951in Vandalia the daughter of Melvin Kelly and Delores Jean (Goodhart) Schamma.

Married: Charles Henry Picton; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons: Timothy E. Picton, Charles F. Picton both of Mexico; Luke K. Picton of Columbia; two brothers: Butch Schamma of Virginia, Illinois and Danny Schamma of New York; two sisters: Sue Clough of Mexico and Judy Clough of Strafford; eight grandchildren: Zach Picton, Mike Picton, Rodney Picton, Taylor Picton, Dustin Picton, Kristin Picton-Rivera, Tevin Picton and Stormy Picton; nine great-grandchildren: Natalie Picton, Keira Picton, Ahlana Picton, Zane Picton, Macy Picton, Brooke Picton, Sophia Rivera, Chloe Rivera and Victoria Rivera.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Roger Schamma.

Memorials are encouraged to Breast Cancer research of the American Cancer Society

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